Let’s just start off by saying that we get it. Get what? Well, we get that decorating rental apartment is tough. We have moved hundreds and hundreds of people to such places. And it’s always the same. After their successful move, instead of a sigh of relief, their mind starts racing with questions and worries. They want to change the paint, they want to put up new shelves they want to… Simply put, redecorate. However, these people find themselves at a conundrum. How can they do such things when it’s not their house? These newly-moved campers get reluctant to live in the house of their dreams because they are afraid of what the landlord will say. They do not want to put nails into the walls let alone paint those beige walls to something more colorful.
Tips for decorating rental apartment
Where are here to say no more. If the only thing that is stopping you from achieving the house of your dreams is the worry of what the landlord will say, we say the following. You either ask them for permission to redecorate or you live with the consequences. Don’t get stuck in a paralysis of choice, trying to weigh the pros and cons, just because you are trying to avoid that awkward conversation with the property owner. Clench your fists and go and have that talk. You are actually going to be surprised by the outcome. Most landlords understand that you want to live in a place you can call your own, and that part of that process is redecorating. For those reasons, they will not vex you. On the contrary.
However, what if they say no? Don’t worry. That’s where one of the best residential moving companies Kuwait has got you covered. With a little bit of creativity and inspiration, we will help you attain your dream house in no time.
The purpose of this article
We will outline this article in two ways. Firstly, we will write about the ways you can decorate your rented house if you have the permission of the landlord, and secondly, we will write about the ways if you don’t. Either way, you are bound to find something useful here when decorating rental apartment. This way, it is our hope that we can help you make your new place feel like home.
Decorating rental apartment if your landlord says yes
So if you are one of the fortunate ones, and your landlord has given you the blessing to redecorate the apartment there are a few key things you must do.
Paint the walls
The best thing you can do in order to breathe life into your new space is to paint your walls. Most rented apartments come in a beige-like color, so painting it in a color that speaks to you is a must. Experiment, try something bold. Something that says you. Of course, do not go overboard, you still want to make sure the color of your walls match your furniture and other household items.
- pro tip: the things most landlords won’t let you change is the padding of the floor. So make sure the color of your walls matches the color of the floor padding and compliment it.
Also, a hip idea here is to paint one of the walls in a bold color. Just one. This way it will make that one stand out in the room and give that feeling of proper sprezzatura fashion.
While on the topic of paint…
You can also do a marvelous facelift of all the old furniture by a simple paint job. You can change those lifeless, forgotten in the sands of time, items by a simple stroke of paint. However, make sure you are in the clear with your landlord on this. Explain that you will paint it back to its old color if need be when the time comes.
Upgrade the appliances
Most appliances in rented houses are old and worn out. Make sure to change them if you want a huge boost in your quality of life improvement. We recommend that you get the approval of the landlord before you move in, and then ship kitchen appliances to your new rented apartment.
But what about the old appliances?
So you might be thinking. Alright, shipping appliances to my house seems like a good idea. But what am I going to do with the old appliances? Well, you cannot sell them, because if you move out, you have to take the shipped appliances with you. What we recommend is that you get some type of storage, like warehouse Kuwait and stock your items there. This way you won’t have to worry about the old appliances anymore. Altho, when the time comes you have them at the grasp of your fingertips.
Decorating rental apartment if your landlord says no
However, if you are one of the unlucky ones to whom the landlord didn’t give permission to paint the walls and switch out the appliances, don’t fret. You will just have to improvise.
There are a number of ways to spice up your house without painting the walls and changing appliances, and the first thing is…
Put up removable wallpapers
So you don’t have permission to paint your walls? Well, that’s okay! There are companies out there that make removable wallpapers! There are hundreds and thousands of patterns to choose from, so you can’t go wrong. You even have some plain, one-colored ones. So if you cannot paint your wall in blue, you just might find a plain blue wallpaper instead. The cool thing? They are completely removable and leave no trace! These wallpapers have a low-tack adhesive paired with a sheet of backing. Meaning that they actually work a lot as stickers do. That’s why you are able to remove them and stick them anywhere you want.
Cover up the things you don’t like.
So here is the good news. Most of the things you might not like about your apartment can be covered up. The irony of this whole situation is that generally in life, putting things under a rug is never a good idea. However, in the world of decor – that’s exactly what you are going to do. Rugs come in all shapes and sizes. Different patterns as well. So you can rejuvenate the look of your home by finding a good quality rug.
However, we would like to underline that rug is just an example. The underlying principle here is to come up with creative solutions to hide the things that do not like about your apartment. For example, using framed paintings to hide stain holes. Just remember to have fun!
So hopefully after reading this article, you understood that asking permission from your landlord about decorating is not a scary thing to do. And even if you get rejected, you can still find amazing ways to decorate your rented apartment. We live in a world where removable wallpapers are a thing, where you have ridiculously large rugs, and on the contrary, extremely small ones. Everything can be fixed. So don’t worry, and enjoy the process.